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Maple Snickerdoodles

Recipe These soft and chewy maple snickerdoodles are so easy to make and are perfect for fall. The pure maple syrup flavour adds a sweet twist on the classic snickerdoodle recipe. If you’d like even more maple flavour, you can … Continue reading

What Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Needs Is A ‘Brain Guard’ Named Bill

“Justin my lad, my name’s Bill and I’m here to help.”“You’re going to help me win a fourth term?”“No, I said my name was Bill not God Almighty.”“I don’t get it.”“Sadly, son, there’s a Sahara Desert full of stuff you … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 211015

It is true that many people do not like to be labelled or categorized by any means.   But let’s be honest, all of us innocently do it to some degree. The recent constituency clinics that I hosted in various communities … Continue reading

Bread Pudding

Recipe Most of my life, I didn’t think I liked the idea of bread pudding UNTIL my mom made it and I tasted it. Now it’s one of my favourite desserts and is a perfect comfort dessert during the colder … Continue reading

The British Game Of ‘Silly Bugger’ Is Going Internationally Viral

The English rock band The Bus Station Loonies had a hit song “Playing Silly Bugger” about people and politicians acting the fool in the face of serious events.Once played exclusively by people like Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp, the game … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 211008

Now that the summer recess and subsequent prorogation until October is finally finished, a few days ago, I was making my way back to Toronto to get set up in my apartment and office for the upcoming new session.  I … Continue reading

Sheet Pan Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki

Recipe A quick, easy and delicious recipe. A perfect meal for a busy weekday, but also an impressive dish to serve to guests. Place everything on a large platter and allow everyone to assemble their own pitas. Sheet Pan Chicken … Continue reading

Billionaires Rocket Into The Great Beyond! Sadly, They Keep Returning To Earth.

All of a sudden we are witnessing a brace of billionaires puttering around in space. First Richard Branson aboard Virgin Orbit rocketed into the ionosphere and nine days later Jeff Bezos followed on Blue Origin. At least six other members … Continue reading

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe These pumpkin pie bars are a delicious cross between a quick bread and a cake, topped with everyone’s favourite cream cheese frosting. It’s a perfect fall dessert. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting • 1 15 oz can pumpkin … Continue reading

The Only Good News From The 2021 Election Post Mortem Is That Nobody Actually Died

Federal Election 2021 was like ‘Christmas in September’ in which nobody got what they wanted. Erin O’Toole looked like the kid Santa knew to be more nice than naughty, but then he went all ‘wishy washy’ and blew that image. … Continue reading